Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Lindner Center of HOPE’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, which opened in May 2012 has just announced that it has doubled capacity for patients in need of this service. Now the program can support 20 individuals at a time.
When an adult’s daily functioning is impaired by mental illness, yet criteria is not met for hospitalization, the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides intensive treatment in a safe and therapeutic environment, without full hospitalization. Partial hospitalization helps patients progress to the point where standard outpatient appointments can be effective. This program is also used as a step-down program from hospitalization, with the intent of gradually easing an adult back into their home environment.
The program operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enrollees attend 5 days per week for up to 4 weeks. The program offers some flexibility in design, so that the PHP treatment team and the enrollee can work together to create the right treatment plan for each individual.
This program also just opened to external referrals in mid-February.
After the launch of PHP, Lindner Center of HOPE began tracking outcomes by measuring severity of illness at admission versus severity of illness at discharge using the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) scale. Our results have shown a 1.45 average decrease in severity from admission to discharge. An improvement of 1 point or greater is considered significant and meaningful improvement.
The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program includes:
When should partial hospitalization be considered:
Who benefits from Adult Partial Hospitalization?
The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Lindner Center of HOPE benefits individuals, ages 18 and older, who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues significant enough to affect daily functioning or quality of life. Patients may be suffering with diagnoses including, but not limited to:
How to refer:
About Lindner Center of HOPE:
A state-of-the-science, free-standing mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, research, comprehensive assessment and residential services. The Center’s clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally.